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James Robson PhD Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Sustainability, School of Environment and Sustainability

UNESCO Co-Chair in Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability, Reconciliation and Renewal

Room 336, Kirk Hall

Research Area(s)

  • Environmental governance through collective action
  • Tracking and explaining change in commons regimes
  • The migration-environment-development nexus
  • Local approaches to biodiversity conservation

Academic Credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. University of Manitoba
  • Master of Arts in Environment, Development, and Policy (Distinction). University of Sussex
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography (Honours). University of Liverpool

Selected Publications

J.P. Robson, D. Klooster, and J. Hernández-Díaz. 2018. Communities Surviving Migration: Village Governance, Environment, and Cultural Survival in Indigenous Mexico. Abingdon, UK: Routledge/Earthscan. https://www.routledge.com/Communities-Surviving-Migration-Village-Governance-Environment-and-Cultural/Robson-Klooster-Hernandez-Diaz/p/book/9781138740020

J.P. Robson and D. Klooster. 2018. Migration and a new landscape of forest use and conservation. Environmental Conservation. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0376892918000218 

J. Boakye-Danquah, M.G. Reed, J.P. Robson, and T. Sato. 2018. A problem of social fit? Assessing the role of bridging organizations in the recoupling of socio-ecological systems. Journal of Environmental Management 223: 338-347

J.P. Robson, D. Klooster, H. Worthen, and J. Hernandez-Diaz. 2018. Migration and agrarian transformations in Indigenous Mexico. Journal of Agrarian Change 18(2): 299-323.

Boillat, F.M. Scarpa, J.P. Robson, I. Gaspari, T.M. Aide, … and E.S. Brondizio, 2017. Land system science in Latin America: Challenges and perspectives. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 26-27: 37-46.